Waste management firm Andusia has secured its first bulk shipping contract, showing there is still life in the market for exporting refuse-derived fuel.
UK-based Andusia said yesterday the deal was with the iconic Amager Bakke energy-from-waste facility in Copenhagen, Denmark. The EfW plant has made global headlines due to its ski-slope, which opened in October.
The facility was officially handed over in February, but has been operating since 2017 and can process about 400,000 tonnes per year and has a capacity of 57MW.
The waste will be shipped on a bulk carrier, which can take a large amount of RDF and is “more cost effective and environmentally sustainable”, according to Andusia.
According to Andusia, it will supply 15,000t/yr of “plastic-reduced” RDF, which it said is also referred to as low carbon waste (LCW). No financial terms were disclosed.
The company further said the deal got under way last month and is also its first export contract to Denmark.
Earlier this month Andusia told ENDS the market for exported UK RDF could “drop by a third” with a 1Mt/yr drop in the amount sent to landfill due to the Dutch government’s plans to introduce an import tax from next month.